The International Diploma in Driver Training
Why an International Diploma in Driver Training?
Jamie Waddell has been providing driver training from basic learner driving to the highest levels for almost 30 years. For two decades I have been teaching in many countries, and in particular, developing countries. Whilst it is accepted that the UK is a world leader in road safety and driver training, providing short-term training only has a limited, and temporary effect. The effective, long-term solution can only be to train local nationals to an internationally accepted and accredited standard of driving, driver training and evaluation. This is not new, it has been long established in other safety disciplines such as first aid and health & safety. The difficulty with driving is achieving standardisation, and then standards.
Many countries do not have established, accredited driver training, indeed most only cater for learner/student tuition. There are additional courses such as Train the Trainer but these have little relevance to driver training and evaluation and are basically ineffective.
It is vital that any new driver joining a company is properly evaluated. If any assessment is done by a trainer without the required and necessary qualifications, to include hazard perception and risk assessment, then it is of little value and will not serve the purpose of intent. A poor driver being assessed by a non-qualified or non-advanced trainer become a high risk, not just to himself, but to the whole company and all the costs this will incur.
The International Diploma in Driver Training is an intensive 10 days of training, the advanced driving test and assessor evaluation is an additional day.
Who should take the diploma?
- Countries that do not have any formal, accredited or regulated driver trainers
- Countries that only have learner or student driver trainers
- Driver trainers that aim to teach corporate or professional drivers
- Driver trainers that are career minded
- Transport/logistics supervisors or assistant managers
- Companies that want to improve and strengthen their safety records
- Driving theory
- Driving practical
- Hazard perception and risk assessment
- Presentation skills, Q&A, preparation, production and presenting
- Classroom and people management
- Report writing
- Accident analysis
- Identifying, analysing, grading and rectifying driver errors
- Driver evaluation and assessments
- Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
- Hazard Perception evaluation and risk grading
- An advanced driving test
- A test of instructional ability and assessment of driving training
The transport/logistics, training and compliance managers will have the confidence in having an in-house driver trainer/assessor who has been trained to a very high level. This will have a positive and constructive effect on standards, standardisation and compliance, it will also complement the company's health & safety policy. This will also prove to be cost-effective by reducing accidents keeping both drivers and vehicles on the road.
Where the company does not have a specific policy related to driver training and road safety, we will provide one.
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